Climate Impact of Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

  title={Climate Impact of Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide},
  author={J. E. Hansen and Darrell Wesley Johnson and Andrew A. Lacis and Sergej Lebedeff and P Lee and David H. Rind and Gary L. Russell},
  pages={957 - 966}
The global temperature rose by 0.2�C between the middle 1960's and 1980, yielding a warming of 0.4�C in the past century. This temperature increase is consistent with the calculated greenhouse effect due to measured increases of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Variations of volcanic aerosols and possibly solar luminosity appear to be primary causes of observed fluctuations about the mean trend of increasing temperature. It is shown that the anthropogenic carbon dioxide warming should emerge from… Expand
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